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. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sou
's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> sarah palin says she'll announce her decision to run for president by late summer. the former alaska governor says she thinks she can beat president obama. she'll decide on her white house bid in late august or early september. >>> the roger clemens perjury trial picks back up this morning. during opening statements yesterday, prosecutors said needles that clemens' former trainer claims he used to inject the pitcher tested positive for clemens' d.n.a. and anabolic steroids. defense attorneys maintain the evidence is fake. clemens has said his trainer only injected him with vitamin d12 and a common anesthetic. clemens is accused of lying to congress steroids. >>> some scary moments for a pair of fishermen in california. one of them fights off a shark. they
that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm or two during the
they will. and then have the big championship. it's great soccer. >> we still have plenty ahead. your weather, traffic and all of your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> it's wednesday morning. it's jewel 13 -- it's july 13, 2001. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >>> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to weather, we have breaking news we've been following all morning long. some good news. the beltway is back open now. >> it had been shut down in the tysons corner area after power lines were knocked down across the highway. stacey cohan at the scene with the very latest. some good news. >> reporter: it's nice to have good news to report upon, especially involving traffic which we don't have often or in this area. as you can see behind me some cars are able to move through this part of the beltway. it was just within the last ten minutes that it reopened. we do have video from earlier this morning what was causing the problem. around 1:30 a.m. a contractor that was working on construction out here in the tysons corner area encountered some
big g has the only leading line of kid cereals with at least eight grams of whole grain and a good source of calcium. look for the white check on the cereals they already love... like cinnamon toast crunch and lucky charms. help them grow up strong with general mills kid cereals. >>> major problems during the evening commute in new york city. a train headed from manhattan to westchester county derailed while leaving grand central station just after 6:00 last night. it caused a slew of delays to the service there. there were about 500 passengers on board at the time. they were stuck underground for about 90 minutes. no one was seriously hurt. and the cause is still under investigation. >>> another juror from the casey anthony case is speaking out. we got the foreman of the jury to go on the record as long as he was not identified. >> the one thing i never really bought was the duct tape was placed at later time because you could look at that duct tape and you could tell it's been aged. but as far as where the duct tape was at the initial point and where the duct tape was when the bo
. >> i heard of that before. >> i know. >> that tree is really splintered. >> i had a big tree come down in my yard yesterday evening just all of a sudden. no wind, no storm or anything. just split and fell. >> really? >> yeah. >> had enough. >> >> couldn't deal with the heat any more. >> probably not. a lot of people can't. >> it's been hot. >> hot one today. let me emphasize yesterday, saturday was on the warm side with the sunshine. you will notice that humidity back in the forecast today. so, it will be a sweating one later today and tomorrow before cooler weather at the end of the week. this year unlike last year, the heat is not sticking around, no pun intended. we are getting a few breaks. remember last year week after week. >> it was brutal. >> let's get a look at the numbers. yesterday's daytime high in the low 40s. 42 reagan, dulles the 90-degree mark. i show you these numbers because we will be warmer today. 94, 95 at reagan national and low to mid-90s for the rest of us. another hot one. the humidity on the increase. winds shifted out of the south and the humidity will be not
, the weather in florida may turn out to be the big spoiler tomorrow for those of you who are eager to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. nasa forecaster are keeping an eye on thunderstorms now threatening tomorrow morning's scheduled liftoff which is supposed to happen just before 11:30 a.m. fox 5's bob barnard is live in the newsroom. >> it's destined to be nasa's final spaceflight manned or otherwise for some time and tonight former astronaut and space buffs of all ages are gathering along the east coast of central florida crossing their fingers hoping the skies clear for an all systems go. >> reporter: the space shuttle atlantis in the rain late today at kennedy space center, weather clearly a worry. this bolt of lightning striking 1/3-mile from the launch pad. >> the launch, our main concern is still having showers and thunderstorms in the area. so we thought we do have a 70% chance of weather prohibiting launch. >> reporter: the atlantis crew, mission specialist sandy mag necessary and rex walhe -- magness and rex walheim head to the interna
. >> everything they have told me and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is difficult with 4.2% unemployment. it's -- 9.2% unemployment. >> we need something big. we have to do it in a way that is good for the economy to give more support from the economy healing from the great recession. >> reporter: now, the president's plan has not gotten a warm reception from republicans. they are adverse to the tax increases and house speaker john boehner called the president this weekend to say that his party would prefer a smaller package, $2 trillion if the tax increases could be avoided. stacey cohan, back to you. >> tha . >>> a suspect is under arrest in connection with a businessman in april. he was found unconscious inside his convenience store. they will be more dough tails about the arrest later on today. >>> police are looking for whoever shot and killed a 26- year old early sunday morning. this happened in the 1900 block of rochelle avenue in district heights. twit hicks was p
, tucker. we'll check in with you in a little bit. >>> our big story this morning, opening arguments are scheduled to begin today in the trial of roger clemens. baseball legend is accused of lying to congress during a hearing in 2008 when he denied using performance enhancing drugs. it took four days to pick the almost all female jury. clemens' lawyers are expected to begin their defense by questioning the investigation into whether he used peds was proper. >>> checking other headlines, two teenagers are in critical condition after being hit by a car in severna park, maryland. the fire department on richie highway and west early heights road. the victims are 17 and 18 years old. they were taken to the hospital in critical condition. the driver stayed on the scene of that crash. >>> in prince george's county, a parking lot brawl turned deadly over the weekend. now police are looking for a group of teenagers responsible for this. it happened saturday night outside an apartment complex off southern avenue and capitol heights. police say 50-yard raymond stewart and another man tried to b
the immediate washington area. a couple of points of interest. the first one, cold front. this is a big cold front that will bring us much cooler and drier air by the middle of the week. it has to get here first. this will get in tuesday night. ahead of it, some computers are suggesting a lone some shower or thunderstorm fire up in the daytime heating later on today. the best chance of that is in the city. we should be dry the next day and a half or so with high pressure still in charge. lots of sunshine. hot and humid. 94 degrees. make sure the air conditioner works. winds out of the south 5 miles per hour. could be an isolated storm. best chance for that will be well north and west of the city. overnight lows, 76. there is the seven-day forecast. 97 tomorrow. late-day storms cool us down. wednesday upper 80s. nice thursday and friday with less humidity. >>> let's do traffic with julie and the latest. >> we have the accident reported in prince george county on 450. that's where we find the crew in sky fox. traveling on 450, that is where you will find the accident activity. we had one lane
the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see there and this weekend, the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. here's a closer look at what makes this free festival so darn popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three in the program. one features the cultural traditions of columbia looking at communities throughout columbia and the way they work with nature to express their culture and another program we're presenting is on regime and&blues and the third program presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> and there is something for everyone whether there is food, rides or music -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: there are plenty of locals in the crowd but this crowd is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? new york. >> columbia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> and the draw? the cultural experience. >> it's very hands-o
. for the most part the skies are clear. big, bright moon out there this morning. so a nice start to the day. and we will have a nice day today. here is the forecast for today. it's a rather simple one. sunny skies, low humidity. breezy at times. high about 85 degrees. sunny and 85. sounds familiar. there you go. enjoy the day, folks. >> no complaints about that from many of us or from julie wright i'm quite sure as well. hi, julie. >> reporter: that's right. no complaining here. a pretty good ride out on the beltway this morning too. you'll find light traffic volume in each direction at the wilson bridge. traffic is flowing freely on 395 leaving the beltway pasting duke street towards the 14th street bridge. 591 in good -- 95 is in good shape as you travel across the occoquan. the outer loop rolling at speed passing new hampshire avenue towards 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on- time traffic. >> new this morning, a carjacking with a mother and young child inside the vehicle. this all started in baltimore. the suspect led police on a wild chase down 95 and the beltway before the mom and b
of the hill -- cusack managing editor of the hill and tom fitzgerald, thank you. >>> another big story we're following, the heat is on again, the d.c. region hitting record high temperatures today. all three airports reached temps over 100 degrees. fox 5's gary mcgrady is in the weather center. it just keeps getting hotter and hotter. is there any relief in sight at all? >> there is. keep in mind this 104 degrees that we had today which was a record hadn't had this kind of heat since august of 1997, it's just a one day wonder, okay? at least this extreme stuff is not going to stick around. we'll cool back down a little bit heading into the weekend. we're talking about this. did you realize that last year we tied for the hottest july ever. well this, year no. we're surpassing that. we're going to the hottest july ever. that's pretty much a done deal. still a couple more days left, but barring any unusual cooling event i don't think that's going to happen. we had record highs today at all three major airports, dulles, reagan and bwi. dulles was 103, bwi 101 and national i just mentioned tem
. the love changed in a big way at a baseball game. as beth parker showed us, they hit a home run. >> reporter: a sweet ride for the staff sergeant. the last time he went to mets park, he rode the metro. >> again, she's here. >> reporter: the first lady was on hand to honor our armed forces. >> i didn't know she was going to be here. >> reporter: he bought scratchoff tickets. as he and his buddy left the stadium? was scratching it. it was around in this spot where i said, you know, one, win a million. as soon as i won, i questioned the ground and said i won, you need to see this. and you dropped to the group in. >> was at home, let him take his buddy to the game and -- >> and i need to call my wife. i called her and sat down. i couldn't walk at the time. hey, i won $1 million. >> i want a million dollars. not like hello, hi, how's your night. >> reporter: show didn't think he would joke about that and that made it real making for a restless night. was up every hour and half hour to make sure it was really. he bought a gift for the pal who was at the time. -- game. we whelm rate wi
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
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